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The Last of the Baskets: Good Queen Bess Slept Here (S2EP3 ITV Mon 17 Jan 1972, John Comer)



In Good Queen Bess Slept Here Bodkin (Arthur Lowe) has decided that the Clogborugh Hall needs to be turned into a tourist attraction. Clifford (Ken Jones) is less keen, especially as it seems to involve him dressing in a suit of armour.

John Comer, who plays the coach driver, popped up in small roles in lots of popular shows but is best known for his long running role as Sid the cafe owner in Last of the Summer Wine. Ruth Kettlewell is another of those actors that managed to notch up over 100 screen credits, a you know the face but not the name type character actor.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 17 January 1972 at 8.30pm

Series: The Last of the Baskets Season 2 Episode 3

Writer: John Stevenson / Production Design: Eric Deakins / Director: Bill Podmore

Arthur Lowe as Bodkin
Ken Jones as Clifford Basket
Patricia Hayes as Mrs Basket
John Comer as Coach Driver
Frank Compton as Gatekeeper
Peter Hughes as Cheeky Man
Ruth Kettlewell as Knowledgable Woman
Gabrielle Hamilton as Anxious Woman